Learn about the latest eco-friendly innovations and how local businesses are trying to reduce their impact on the environment.

  • Why you should attend the 2015 NECA Show San Francisco

    The NECA Show is the largest gathering of manufactures and distributers for electrical professionals in North America.

  • Sustainability in our schools

    Since 1994, San Diego Unified School District has pursued innovative projects to save energy, reduce utility costs, and protect the environment while promoting sustainability in the district.

  • The 'Wild, Wild West of energy'

    Over the past three decades, the electric utility landscape has changed considerably. We’ve seen a growing focus on reducing energy consumption, implementing energy efficient solutions and going “green.” But, this wasn’t always the case. What used to be the domain of hippies is now fair game for the average business person. Solar energy is a viable solution moving forward, ultimately costing less per month and annually.

  • SDSU researcher develops app that helps SDG&E customers save energy

    Scheduling your appliance-related chores for off-peak hours can help ease strain on the local power grid, and could even save you money in lower electric rates down the line. An app developed by San Diego State University computer engineering professor Yusuf Ozturk makes it easy to know the best time to plug in.

  • Porsche may expand with new electric car to challenge Tesla

    Porsche AG may expand its growing lineup with a battery-powered vehicle to cater to demand for cleaner luxury vehicles and counter the rise of Tesla Motors Inc.

  • Water conservation: A leak and water savings guide for property and business managers, owners

    According to WaterSense, an EPA Partnership Program, approximately 1 trillion gallons of water are wasted in the United States each year from minor, and preventable, household and irrigation leaks.

  • State high court to review SANDAG lawsuit

    The state Supreme Court appears to have given the San Diego Association of Governments a lifeline for its 2050 Regional Transportation Plan, a 40-year blueprint approved by the planning group in 2011.

Archived Reports

Environmental Innovation - 2014

This edition focuses on new technologies and green building techniques that can aid in conserving water.

Environmental Innovation - 2013

Learn about San Diego's first solar-powered community.

Environmental Innovation - 2013

Learn about new options to finance solar energy systems, how retrofitting a swimming pool can reduce utility costs and local government’s latest commitment to become sustainable.

Environmental Innovation - Fall 2012

Learn about the latest eco-friendly innovations and how local businesses are trying to reduce their impact on the environment.

Environmental Innovation - April 2012

Read about local pioneers in environmental science, how electric cars are taking over San Diego’s streets, and why one Chargers player loves his Smart car.

Environmental Innovation - October 2011

From “green roofs” to sustainable surfboards, learn about the latest eco-friendly innovations and how local businesses are trying to reduce their impact on the environment.

Environmental Innovation - 2011

Learn about the latest innovations in eco-friendly technology and how local businesses are going green.

Environmental Innovation - Oct 2010

Take a closer look at how businesses in various sectors throughout the region are embracing sustainability.

Environmental Innovation - 2010

Explore some of the local companies and products driving green innovation.

Environmental Innovation - 2009

Take a closer look at how businesses in various sectors throughout the region are incorporating the green lifestyle.